Online dating is dangerous because anyone can create a false profile that makes other people believe they are real but then lead to letdowns, predators and criminals use these sites to find victims, and finally because these sites portray themselves as a trusting site when it is just filled with false advertisement.
There are many online dating sites such as match.com, eharmony.com, christianmingle.com, and much more.
The reason why people still use these sites is because of the false advertisements that are portrayed. The commercial only says that the couple has met and has been married for a certain amount of time but how do the viewer’s know if that is true? Beckman’s lawyer told KLAS that “adsfor the dating site give consumers no sense of the risks involved with onlinehook-ups” (David Knowles).
There was an online dating scam that involved Tim Dog, a 1990’s rapper.Even then, there's more they can do” (Single City Guy).These companies need to realize that in order for people to trust these sites, the companies need to discuss the dangers and safety tips to keep the users away from danger.When it comes to online dating, criminals or predators take advantage because they feel that online dating sites are bursting with victims they can harm.They create a fake profile that can take about 5 minutes to make and soon enough they are searching the site looking for a gullible victim they can put their hands on.
This is just one of the many criminals that are out there using these online dating sites as bait.